Currently based in Glasgow University's Centre for Cultural Policy Research, where she is undertaking a PhD, Rosemary James-Beith (MA, LLB, MSc) is a freelance research and development consultant with over a decade of experience in Scotland's Cultural Sector.
She worked for many years within Glasgow Life's Arts, Music and Cultural Venues Service, managing festivals, major projects, evaluation and strategy. Recently she also managed the Curatorial Leadership in Collections project on behalf of the Scottish Contemporary Art Network.
For the last four years, in between completing a MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy and starting a PhD, Rosemary has been working on a freelance basis supporting cultural organisations to undertake programme and audience development, strategic reviews, evaluations and research.
Recent work in the craft sector includes authoring MAKE Learn: Craft and Making Education in Scotland Today on behalf of commissioners Craft Scotland and MAKE, and facilitating development sessions for MAKE's Committee, Panel and Craft Scotland. Other clients have included Puppet Animation Scotland, Glass Performance, Karen Gordon Photography, Take Me Somewhere and Glasgow Life.
Rosemary has recently started teaching within the College of Arts on the Creative Industries and Cultural Policy MSc and will shortly be starting to teach on the new undergraduate MA Creative Arts and Industries, both offered through the University of Glasgow's College of Arts.